The Supernaturals are a guitar-based indie pop/rock band from Glasgow. Fronted by singer-songwriter James McColl, they had a five top 40 singles in the late 1990s, as well as two hit albums – It Doesn’t Matter Anymore (1997 – #9) and A Tune A Day (1999 – #21).

The band announced they were taking a break in 2002, shortly after the release of their third album, What We Did Last Summer.  The break lasted ten years, during which time some members became part of other bands.

Their first new music in over a decade appeared in 2015 with the album 360, at which point they began to tour again, including a number of high-profile support slots with Sleeper and Embrace, as well as taking to the stage at various festivals.  They have continued to record and perform, with the album Bird Of Luck being released in 2019.  Most recently, they played a sold-out gig in Glasgow just before Christmas, with a 22-song set that had fans of all ages raving about the show.

I haven’t kept up with the more recent developments, and only have music from the era when they were chart regulars.  Here’s probably their best known song. It reached #23 in the singles chart and has also featured in a number of TV adverts over the years.

mp3: The Supernaturals – Smile

They also were responsible for writing and recording a tune that was something of my theme song back in the day.

mp3: The Supernaturals – I Wasn’t Built To Get Up

I’ve never been a morning person.


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